Affordable Housing In Colfax
Benzie County, Michigan

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Colfax, Michigan

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Colfax, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Traverse City Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Colfax, Michigan

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Colfax, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Colfax, Michigan

Colfax features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Colfax, Michigan

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Colfax.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Colfax, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Colfax landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Colfax.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Colfax, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $789 and $965.

2022 Colfax, Michigan Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Colfax, Michigan Fair Market Rent $607 $667 $877 $1,084 $1,290
Colfax, Michigan Payment Standard Range $546 to $668 $600 to $734 $789 to $965 $976 to $1,192 $1,161 to $1,419

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Colfax, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Colfax is a city in Benzie County, Michigan with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Colfax are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Colfax

The median gross income for households in Colfax is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Colfax

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Colfax, the AMI is calculated from all households within Benzie County.

In Colfax, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,200

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Colfax

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Colfax

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Colfax AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,750 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Colfax AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,600 $28,100 $31,600 $35,100 $37,950 $40,750 $43,550 $46,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Colfax AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,350 $44,950 $50,550 $56,150 $60,650 $65,150 $69,650 $74,150